Northridge Community, April 5

CSUN Student Loan Commissions May Drop

 The U.S. Department of Education and the private collection agencies issued a new contract of the conditions to limit private debt collection agencies in March.

 The U.S. Department of Education has developed plans to the situation, but remains unclear. Lower commissions could benefit loan borrowers through omitting their debt with fewer payments and give them more options. However, collection agencies are raising the competition, which is preventing them to tell borrowers in debt default about lower payment options. 

 The federal government contracts with 23 private debt collection agencies that raised the higher commission percentage agencies competition according to the National Consumer Law Center report. Rehabilitation loans for lower commission agencies are reached after 10 monthly payments are made at an 11 percent commission rate, which used to be at 16 percent.


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 Main Suspect in kidnapping

 A 10-year-old Northridge girl was kidnapped at her home, midnight March 27 from a primary suspect charged with 37 felonies.

 Tobias Dustin Summers, 32 is a suspect in the case and is charged with 34 sex-related crimes, first-degree burglary and kidnapping according to City News Service. The 10-year-old girl was taken to various areas in different vehicles before being discovered in a parking lot six miles from her home.

 Summers description fits a 160 pound man with blond hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo on his right arm of a burning skull and a woman. Summer’s is believed to have been seen in San Diego and if he is convicted, he will face life terms in prison.

 Daniel Martinez, 29 is being held as a second suspect and pled not guilty in San Fernando Valley court Wednesday. Martinez was arrested Sunday and charged with kidnapping and first-degree burglary.


Pilipino Cultural Night at CSUN  

 The Filipino American Student Association prepares for the 28th annual Pilipino Cultural Night April 6 to celebrate Filipino culture that will include dance, theater and music.

 Members of FASA rehearse everyday in front of the Matador Square wearing white, luminous clubs, a cultural attire of the Philippines. In the practice, women are seen waving their handkerchiefs in both hands up and down, vertically. The event will include a script of a college freshman who tries to find himself after he loses touch with his Pilipino culture. 

 Rehearsals for PCN members start at 6 to 10 p.m. to make final critiques for the event. Members of FASA express themselves through their experience with dance traditions.










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